Naked & Famous x BIG JOHN Collaboration Raw Denim

Folded topAt this point, it’s become quite common to see brands come together and combine their specialities and talents to create collaboration pieces. We’ve covered many of these collaborations here and this time around, Naked & Famous has partnered together not only with Japan’s first denim brand, BIG JOHN, but also with Japanese artist and illustrator, Rockin’ Jelly Bean for a limited edition jean.

N&F x BIG JOHN Back Pocket

Based off of Naked & FamousSuper Skinny Guy fit, the jean uses BIG JOHN‘s exclusive 14.5oz RURI Japanese selvedge denim and features a leather patch designed by Rockin’ Jelly Bean. Used in several BIG JOHN jeans, the RURI denim is known for its unique light blue color which is achieved by dyeing the fabric 3/4 the usual amount.

The leather patch sums up the idea behind the jean quite well with two 1950’s pin up girls each representing Canada and Japan. As for the fit, the jean lives up to the Super Skinny Guy name with its extra slim leg with an aggressive taper at the knee.

It’s set to be released for FW’13 so keep your eye out for them both online and at local retailers.


  • Name: Naked & Famous X BIG JOHN X Rockin’ Jelly Bean Super Skinny Guy Collaboration
  • Weight:  14.5 Oz.
  • Denim: Japanese Sanforized ‘RURI’ Selvedge Denim
  • Fit: Super Skinny Guy (low rise, skinny leg, tapered)
  • Other details:
    • Leather patch artwork and hangtag done by Rockin’ Jelly Bean
    • Inner waistband features labels from each brand
    • RURI denim – dyed 3/4 the usual amount for a light blue color.
  • Available at: Available in FW ’13



N&F x BIG JOHN Collaboration

N&F x BIG JOHN Leather Patch

N&F x BIG JOHN Front

Inside Pocket - N&F x BIG JOHN

Selvedge - N&F x BIG JOHn

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  • Justin

    Awsome color.. what would the price be?

  • Baretta Jeans

    We will have a limited run of this beauty in store! Price will be 260 euro’s, Justin.

  • Growe13

    I’m in love with that patch.

  • Llama_Nuts

    Great looking jean. I would be all over a pair except they’re doing this in one cut only – and the hardest to fit cut at that. C’mon…not even a few Weird Guys? Sucks.

    • Devan Prithipaul

      they do weird guy for everything, at least they are trying something new.

      • Llama_Nuts

        Try something new, but offer your bread and butter while you’re at it. Weird Guy is their best-selling cut for a reason. Wouldn’t take a whole bunch to make a few of these in the WG cut.

  • igor

    really wish NF would do more regular cuts

  • Matt Reyes

    Great looking jean with a beautiful leather patch that would’ve sold it to me had it not been super skinny. Really wish they came in a bigger cut!

    • model citizen

      Word. I would consider these too but I can’t pull off the super skinny cut. Is this the same denim as the Big John’s featured a few weeks back for Fade Friday? I like the color a lot, nothing crazy but just different enough. That leather patch is sick too.

  • Patate_man

    Wow, awesome jeans and color. I saw on reddit that it should be soon available at Tate + Yoko.

  • Johnson Benjamin

    That is a wonderful shade of blue/indigo. It really sets off well with the copper rivets and buttons. Ha, and great patch and illustrations too.